Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Daria (voice of Tracy Grandstaff) and Quinn (voice of Wendy Hoopes) both suffer publishing-related setbacks in this episode of the animated MTV series Daria. Encouragement from boyfriend Tom (voice of Russell Hankin) convinces Daria to send a short story she's written off to Musings Magazine, a literary journal. What was meant to be a secret submission soon goes public after Mr. O'Neill (voice of Marc Thompson) spies her dropping the manuscript in the mailbox. When Daria eventually receives a rejection letter, she takes out her anger and disappointment on Tom. Meanwhile, Quinn and the Fashion Club publish a newsletter so they can raise money to make a "charitable" donation of a new mirror for the girls' bathroom at school. Unfortunately, all of their prognostications about upcoming trends are invalidated by an actual fashion magazine called Waif. Humiliated, they have to buy back all copies of their publication in order to save their (imagined) reputations. Jake (voice of Julian Rebolledo), no stranger to failure himself, helps Daria realize that she shouldn't let one setback discourage her forever. Daria and Tom subsequently make up with a kiss, but their physical affection freaks the heck out of the prudish Helen (voice of Wendy Hoopes).